Laos Specifics. Let's taste Right Now!
Laos is known as the most rural country in Indochina. But their treasure of cuisine and culture is still value for experience and explore. Let's reveal more about the soul and cultures of Laotians via their famous and typical foods Sien Savanh, Khao Piak Sen, Tam Mak Houng. They all very special.Laos is known as the most rural country in Indochina. But their treasure of cuisine and culture is still value for experience and explore. Let's reveal more about the soul and cultures of Laotians via their famous and typical foods Sien Savanh, Khao Piak Sen, Tam Mak Houng. They all very special.
Sien Savanh (dried beef): This dish is suitable for enjoying while you are travelling or drinking beer. The beef is marinated with soy sauce, garlic, chilli, palm sugar and some sesame before being basked till dry. Some vendors often grilled it for a moment so it is tough and tasty.
Sai Oua (sausage): This Laos’ sausage is quite similar to a famous one of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pork meat is finely ground together with citronella, lime leaves, chillies and galangal before being stuffed into sausage skin. Tourists can see the strings of dried sausages hanging on pavement or sold at markets. This dish is served with Nam Cheo chilli paste and steamed sticky rice.
Khao Jee (bread): Laos’ breads are seriously affected by French bread. This is a typical street food available in all cities of Laos. The bread’s cover is crunchy filled with pate made from pork liver, pork bologna, carrot and fibber radish, mayonnaise and chilli paste.
Khao Piak Sen: This is a popular dish in Laos which has many features in common with Vietnamese noodle. Khao Piak Sen mainly serves as breakfast, but you can also enjoy it any time you want. The noodle is immersed into chicken or beef broth together with some fragrant herbs, lemon, bean sprouts, bean fruit, etc.
Larb Moo (minced meat salad): This is a local dish of Laos in which minced pork is dry dried with shallot, coriander, chilli, mint leaves, fish sauce and lemon juice. Another version of Larb Moo is using fresh pork meat which is suitable to be served with steamed sticky rice.
Tam Mak Houng (green papaya salad): Minced green papaya is mixed with chilli, lemon juice, salt, fish sauce and sugar. This is the food that should not be ignored especially when you are in Luang Prabang
Or Lam (stewed fruits and vegetables): This unique food is originated from the North of Luang Prabang which ingredients include eggplant, peas, black mushrooms and pumpkin which are well stewed and served with some chilli and herb.
Ping Kai (grilled chicken): A whole chicken marinated with black pepper, garlic, coriander roots, fish sauce and salt before being grilled on wooden coals. The meat is soft, savoury and fragrant. Together with steamed sticky rice, this dish would be an unforgettable experience for tourists.
Pun Pa: Fish is grilled until crunchy and then is rolled with fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, fresh onion. This is said to be a perfect lunch for tourists coming to Luang Prabang
Mok Pa (steamed fish): Fish separated with bone is mixed with onion, garlic, coriander and chilli, rolled in banana leave before being steamed. This is a popular dish sold in Laos, from the vendors to luxury restaurants.
Source: Hong Ha